On the directions of Prime Minister of Pakistan, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority today (13th August, 2012) advertised the RFP (Request for Proposal) for the consultancy services of 3G spectrum auctions.
PTA had initially issued information memorandum for 3G auction, base prices for spectrum and the date for bidding without hiring a consultant. But it eventually advertised the hiring of consultant, on the pressure from government to follow PPRA rules for public procurement such as 3G.
PTA has now advertised the requirement of a consultancy firm, which is likely to help the authority in developing the IM. Consultant firm will assist PTA in all steps of auction including marketing, valuation, process design and maintaining transparency to best benefit the government of Pakistan.
The advertisement reads that the following expertise and experience should have a Consultant:
- Mobile Cellular license/spectrum auction along with relevant financial, economic, technical, legal and regulatory experience
- Spectrum valuation, spectrum auction design, process management for 3G and beyond technologies / services and concluding transactions of similar nature.